When you are finalizing your divorce or separation, there are a lot of forms to prepare and keep track of. If you are unclear in your requests on the forms or if you've left things unanswered, the court will not file them and you will delay your case. Often times when these forms are wrongly completed, the court clerk will return them with an instruction sheet to help you but if you are still unclear, then it's best to get the advise of a professional such as a lawyer or family court facilitator. Occasionally the forms will be returned with a request to schedule a court hearing and this is often because the judge will need further information from you to come to a decision about your case.
You will need to alert you spouse or partner if the court has requested you to schedule a hearing and contacting a lawyer about your case will be the best plan of action. Be sure to attend the court hearing with all the necessary things that have been requested in the court clerk's letters as well as any forms you've prepared for your case.